July 2016 issue

Enterprise Lab to be established at Southern Cross University

27 July 2016
Photo: (left to right) Director of Engagement at SCU Ben Roche, SCU Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee, NSW Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro, Member for Lismore Thomas George, North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin, and federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan at the Enterprise Lab announcement.

Enterprise Lab to be established at Southern Cross University 
Southern Cross University has been awarded $1 million from the NSW Government, through the Boosting Business Innovation Program, to establish the Southern Cross Enterprise Lab at its Lismore campus.
The Southern Cross Enterprise Lab will facilitate collaborative opportunities between SMEs, students and researchers for mutual benefit in the context of supporting the sustainable development of the Northern Rivers region. It will function as a node of a broader network across NSW focused on building an innovation ecosystem accessible to all communities.
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro made the announcement at the University’s Lismore campus this morning.
“Collaboration and sharing ideas is a key driver of innovation in small business and this program will ensure start-ups and entrepreneurs in the Northern Rivers have access to a space that will allow them to do this, parallel to those in the Sydney metropolitan area,” Mr Barilaro said.
Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee welcomed the announcement.
“SCU is focused on providing engaged and industry relevant learning experiences for our students that equip them for their future lives and careers ahead, whilst also creating impact in the regions our campuses are located,” Professor Lee said.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the funding would support efforts to develop local talent to support regional business needs and build on the University’s particular research strengths.
“This funding will help Southern Cross University further

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